Cold wave blow up North India

Cold wave conditions prevail in most parts of north India. Weather more cloudy in HP Uttrakhand North East India would lead lead to more snow hills rain in North & eastern plain. Cold wave conditions intensified in fresh spell of snowfall in hilly areas, rain in plains of state.

PTICold wave conditions prevailed in most parts of north India with rains lashing plains and fresh bouts of snowfall occurring at hilly areas. The national capital witnessed light rains last evening after a warm day and more showers are expected in the next 24 hours. Temperatures are expected to dip over the next three to four days due to rains under the influence of a western disturbance.

In Kashmir, Srinagar and other places received first snowfall of 2020. Over 600 vehicles were stranded as fresh snowfall and landslides triggered by rains closed the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

In Uttarakhand, cold wave conditions intensified following the fresh spell of snowfall in hilly areas and rain in plains of the state. All the major peaks of the state were covered with snow. MeT department predicts that heavy snowfall may occur in hilly areas and rains with hail is likely to occur at isolated places and in plains.

In Himachal Pradesh, higher reaches received fresh snowfall while several areas in the plains and low hills were lashed by rains. As a result, the maximum temperatures across the hill-state dropped 6 to 7 degrees Celsius below normal. At minus 9 degrees Celsius, Keylong recorded the lowest temperature in the state.

Cold wave conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana after overnight rains lash various parts of the two states. The minimum temperatures, however, rose several notches above the normal in these states following the downpour.

The weather remained dry and cold in Uttar Pradesh with some parts of the state witnessing dense fog in the morning. The MeT office has predicted thundershowers for most parts of the state today.

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